How many times has a beautiful golden compact captured your attention? The finely delicate powder inside an exquisite container decorated so elegantly speaks to people of all ages. But, they were particularly enthralling when we were children stumbling upon Mom’s compact, scented with mysterious powdery smells. And she knew that the simple act of applying a bit of powder was elevated by just the right shade in a beautiful compact. If you ever pondered how these creations are made then you need to stay tuned for this wonderful video.

While the industrial process would be quite a bit different, in this clip we get to see how the many shades of powder are expertly mixed the old-fashioned way and then tamped into a compact using a handy dandy little machine. Check out this lovely vintage video below. And, be sure to take a peek at the best and worst of makeup history right here.